Inspire305 is coming back, bigger and better than ever before… and we’re excited for you to join us. We’re kicking off on 305 Day (March 5), and are again looking for change-makers in the Miami area. You can help determine who redesigns the future of our community.
This year, we’re expanding community involvement year-round, with several appealing touchpoint events throughout the course of the initiative – like panel discussions, volunteer and engagement opportunities. There are so many ways for you to participate and get involved.
Know of a nonprofit doing amazing work? Another enhancement this year is our expansion of eligibility requirements. Now any nonprofit started between 2011 – 2018 is allowed to apply. In addition to this, previous Inspire305 finalists who did not win can reapply. Miami nonprofits can start submitting applications on March 5, when eligibility requirements and rules are released. Community voting will start in early May.
Need a little inspiration to get those wheels turning or want to learn about some inspiring Miami change-makers? Meet our 2018 finalists and winners:
Code/Art (Grand Innovator winner) uses art-based coding projects to inspire girls in grades 4-12 to try coding and show them how creative computer science can be.
Mind & Melody (Trailblazer winner) provides music enrichment programming to long-term healthcare facility residents with Alzheimer’s.
Exchange for Change addresses the need for literacy/arts programming in correctional facilities and the lack of public knowledge and understanding about what it means to be incarcerated.
LEAPlete Foundation supports the abilities of athletes within the special needs community and uses their FUSION Athletic Programs to bridge the gap between traditional therapies and typical sports programs.
Little Revolt utilizes hands-on theater programs to develop skills, educate and inspire creativity among youth, adults and seniors.
The Mission Continues provides returning veterans with a way to continue their service to country back at home through the creation and execution of impactful community service projects.
South Florida Center for Percussive Arts addresses a lack of access to musical education and performing opportunities in Kendall and seeks to make music culture present in the lives of families in the community through the use of percussion as a foundation.